Tuesday, December 28, 2010

X is for Xanthous


"Xanthous - 1829, from Gk. xanthos "yellow," of unknown origin. Prefix form xantho- is used in many scientific words". All this according to Dictionary.com. In other words - Yellowish.

And what could be more yellowish than a rising Norwegian sun, shining through the drifting frosty haze? If you think this is a bit of a cheat, you are right, but anything to post an X and a photo. And to XXXXX with the flare in the photo.


Today's post is an entry in round SEVEN of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt. For more, you can log on via the ABC site.

32 comments:

John said...

Sometimes a cheat works, sometimes it doesn't, this one does; nice shot.

mrsnesbitt said...

Well considering we are on Round 7 and you have been aboard since the beginning - I think this is awesome, so typical of the resourcefulness and creativity and talent we have come to love you for!
Well Done! Thanks so so much.
Denise
ABC Team
Word verification - sinable! lol! Love it!

Dina said...

Wow, I love it!

Hans HB said...

Det ble jo et flott resultat av "behandlinga" di!
Liker bildet jeg!

Anne said...

Stamningsfullt de lux, og så flott du her hat fått fram sola da Rune, vanskelig det gitt, kamera rett i mot! Bøyer meg i støvet, eller frostrøyken kanskje .-)

imac said...

I love the flare my friend.

Nanka said...

Anything as beautiful as this deserves an applause!!

Have a great day!!

My 'X' is HERE

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic post for the X Day, Rune, but then you always come up with a fantastic one for every letter! Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year!!

Sylvia

Roger Owen Green said...

disagree that this is a cheat - quite on target, and attractive to boot.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gigi Ann said...

That picture makes up for any kind of cheating going on here. It is one striking and beautiful picture.

EG Wow said...

Xcellent choice, Rune! And NOT cheating at all! :)

photowannabe said...

I think you get the prize today. Beautiful photo and a clever usage of the X word.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Ble et lekkert bilde Rune, flott å se solens stråler og skinn i vannet pyntet med disen.

Fortsatt fin romjul til deg og dine :)

Carver said...

I think this was a great idea for the letter X and I love the shot.

Gry said...

Rart å se solen UNDER broen!! Den er lav i disse dager men heldigvis på veg opp. Tøft bilde Rune.

Barbara said...

What a great one for X, it's a fabulous shot. I gave up on trying to think of a photo for this one!

Irene said...

Wow ... riktig lekkert dette du serverer her!

Ha en fortsatt fin romjul!


Irene

Kay L. Davies said...

Exquisitely lovely, and I think I can detect an X or two in the water, as well.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

ArneA said...

Problem understanding the word, but my directory says:
an irregular yellow patch or nodule on the skin, caused by deposition of lipids.
But is it of any interest as long as the photo is an inner tenth.

Paula Scott said...

Nice touch! And, clever and inventive at that!

Hildred and Charles said...

A gorgeous and amazing sun. And so cleverly captured, - wonderful photo! and that word is quite stretchable to include it.

T. Becque said...

Amazing image, in this case cheating is a good thing!

Marka said...

I happen to like the flare.

Tumblewords: said...

eXcellent post - I'm rather enamored by the flare - you did a fine, fine job! As always...

kha said...

Nice shot. I love it.. Happy ABC Wednesday

Ann said...

this is a WOW!!!! sun. Is this what they call Norway land of the midnight sun?

Wanda said...

Always learning new things from your ABC posts.

Great job!

Jeni said...

And what a gorgeous yellow rising Norwegian Sun that is too! Happy New Year, Rune! Keep up the great work you do here, please!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Wow, this has to be a rare occasion...to be able to catch all that atmosphere and reflection...

Ken Mac said...

insane!

GAWO said...

Her har du klart noe jeg ikke forstår meg på. Konvertert solen til en stjerne. Mystiske greier.
:-) Men jeg får sikkert en forklaring på det. Fint bilde ble det i hvertfall. Mange fine motiver i naturen nå når det er så kaldt.

Men nå slår været om så da spørs det hva du serverer på slutten av året. Sier takk for i år til deg RuneE.

Lew said...

Beautifully done! Color, reflection, sky and a bridge!